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Blake Shelton is used to getting into trouble for his not-so-PG remarks. But one time he crossed hairs with the wrong country singer.

“Nobody wants to listen to their grandpa’s music,” the singer said during his GAC ‘Backstory’ interview. “And I don’t care how many of these old farts around Nashville going, ‘My God, that ain’t country!’ Well that’s because you don’t buy records anymore, jacka–. The kids do, and they don’t want to buy the music you were buying.”

Country legend Ray Price took offense to Shelton’s words and fired back at the “Boys Round Here” singer.

“It’s a shame that I have spend 63 years in this business trying to introduce music to a larger audience and to make it easier for the younger artists who are coming behind me,” he responded on Facebook. “You should be so lucky as us old-timers. Check back in 63 years…and let us know how your name and your music will be remembered.”

Shelton took to Twitter to apologize.

“Whoa!!! I heard I offended one of my all time favorite artists Ray Price,” he tweeted. “I hate that I upset him.. The truth is my statement was and STILL Is about how we as the new generation of country artists have to keep re-inventing country music to keep it popular. Just EXACTLY… The way Mr. Price did along hid journey as a main stream country artist.”

Country Weekly reported that Shelton and his then-wife Miranda Lambert were welcome guests of Price at his show in their home state of Oklahoma. Price died in 2013.



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